Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Marimba 2010 Final Report

As we close on 2010, I wanted to do one final post from the fantastic marimba event from this year – the Marimba 2010 Festival and Conference.

Fernando Meza has posted the final report on the Marimba 2010 website. It includes quotes, photos, and an overall summary of the festival.

Happy New Year everyone!

Zeltsman Marimba Festival 2011 Announced

Nancy Zeltsman has announced that the 2011 Zeltsman Marimba Festival (ZMF) will take place at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin from June 26th to July 9th.

This year’s faculty includes: Nanae Mimura, Fumito Nunoya, Christos Rafalides, Dane Richeson, Jack Van Geem, Nancy Zeltsman.

For more information including registration materials, please visit

Birthday of A King/O Holy Night for Marimba and Piano

On December 26th at Faith Lutheran Church my wife Heidi and I performed an arrangement of “Birthday of a King” and “O Holy Night”. Heidi had arranged this for piano and voice originally and we decided to perform it together this time with marimba and piano.

One of the members said of this performance “I am glad your marriage survived the key change”.

I hope you enjoy it.

Birthday Of A King – O Holy Night